Highway 20 through the North Cascades National Park reopened about noon Sunday, Aug. 30, after having been closed more than a week because of wildfires in the area.
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The state Department of Corrections was not responsible for the death of a Tacoma man gunned down by a convicted felon on community supervision, the state Court of Appeals has decided.
BREMERTON — The Bremerton City Council is set to vote Wednesday to give the city’s fire chief the authority to ban fireworks during periods of “extreme fire danger.”
CHELAN — With smoke filtering the summer sun and flags at half-staff to honor three firefighters killed near Twisp, Gov. Jay Inslee and other top elected officials pledged state and federal resources to battle fires that by late morning Thursday were scorching nearly 400,000 acres around the state.
Although firefighters will get a break from the searing heat Thursday as a large cold front moves through central Washington, little relief is expected from strong, gusty winds.
OMAK — When Joe Smillie put out the call for firefighting volunteers, he knew the response would be large. But this?
Is the severe drought in the Western United States a product of climate change?
The primary election for Tenino’s pivotal mayoral race has reinforced the notion that every vote counts.
YAKIMA — Northwest cherry growers ended up harvesting 20.25 million boxes of cherries, just 2 percent more than what they predicted in May, according to a news release from the Northwest Cherry Growers association, which represents orchardists in five Northwest states.
BELLINGHAM — Congressional and business leaders from Montana shrugged off the concerns of environmentalists and praised a coal terminal proposed for Cherry Point.
OLYMPIA — The state will suspend sales of prepaid college tuition units — called the GET program — for as long as two years while the group overseeing them wrestles with the downside of what many Washington lawmakers saw as a major legislative success: lower tuition at state colleges.
Initial results from a program to monitor the Cascadia Subduction Zone in unprecedented detail show that the fault off the Northwest coast isn’t as seismically quiet as it has long appeared.
The Department of Ecology is changing how it establishes fees to some of the state’s largest polluters.
WAPATO — When staff at Owen Roe winery saw recently that their Rattlesnake Hills grapes were ripe, they dropped what they were doing to prepare for the earliest harvest in memory.
The Vancouver City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to continue a moratorium on establishing or expanding crude oil-handling facilities for another six months.